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Jake Esterline – Oral Interview Regarding the Bay of Pigs

This interview was conducted by CIA historian, Jack B. Pfeiffer.  It took place over a 2-day period in November of 1975 in the Virgin Islands. Jacob “Jake” Esterline was a specialist in guerrilla warfare.  During the Bay of Pigs Operation he was the CIA’s Chief of the Western Hemisphere Branch 7 (WH/4), reporting directly to Richard Bissell. I find Esterline’s account surprisingly candid.  Of particular note is his flat out refusal to place blame on President Kennedy.  Although Pfeiffer has already made up his ownRead More